Includes bibliographies (pages -403) and index.
Forming the county and a regional aristocracy -- Governing the principality and its aristocracy -- The circulation of fiefs -- The aristocratic family -- The marriage contract -- Inheritance and succession -- The aristocratic life course -- Aristocratic lineages : case studies.
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